Interpreting esxtop Stats

Not sure where I got the link to this document, but have found it insanely useful, and should very well be committed to memory! (Yes, it’s that good). Table of Contents Section 1. Introduction Section 2. CPU Section 2.1 Worlds and Groups Section 2.2 Global Statistics Section 2.3 World Statistics Section 3. Memory Section 3.1
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Your Virtual Machine seems slow? Stop, think, read, re-think.

We’ve all been there. VM appears to run slow, users complaining about a service that’s been virtualized, etc. First thought, oh must be a VMware problem, let’s call them. Wrong. Stop and think for a minute. Most such issues are due to a poor configuration, poor set of setup choices or simply not understanding what is going on! […]